Posts by Mary Kay

El Nido Youth Play the Altadena Sheriff’s Station in Friendly Basketball Tournament

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in News | 2 comments

El Nido Youth Play the Altadena Sheriff’s Station in Friendly Basketball Tournament

Hathaway-Sycamores held the 3rd Annual Youth vs. Altadena Sheriffs Basketball Game at its El Nido Residential Campus in Altadena, thanks to the generous support of volunteer group, Las Candelas. Youth teams went head-to-head with the sheriffs for some friendly competition as they were cheered on by enthusiastic attendees. The tournament is intended to give the youth living on campus an opportunity to get to know law enforcement officials, and to view them as allies providing a support system,...

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Create a Fun, Educational School Break to Avoid Summer Slide

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Create a Fun, Educational School Break to Avoid Summer Slide

With summer well under way, as a family, it’s easy to get caught up in festive gatherings, vacations, and relaxation, with school fading to a distant memory. This is where summer slide can set in; also known as summer learning loss, the slide is the loss of academic skills and knowledge during summer break. So, keeping your kids motivated and their minds stimulated is critical to building on what they learned in the classroom, and preparing for another school year. The impact of summer slide...

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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Addresses Disparities in the Care System

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Addresses Disparities in the Care System

  The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) named July as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in honor of the late Bebe Moore Campbell, one of their leading advocates educating the public about mental health conditions. Now recognized by organizations nationwide, this awareness month furthers the conversation across many diverse communities to build a common understanding around mental health. The focus on Minority Mental Health has multiple purposes – to highlight the disparities...

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Learning Lab Keeps Students on Track for a New School Year

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Learning Lab Keeps Students on Track for a New School Year

For the Learning Lab at our Highland Park Family Resource Center, school may be out for summer, but there’s no break from learning! Since early June, the lab’s been offering its Summer Learning Program – two 4-week sessions of daylong educational activities for elementary and middle school students. The program provides youth with a critical opportunity to bridge their academic skills from one school year to the next and avoid the detriments of summer slide. In the spirit of summer camp, the...

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Las Candelas Volunteers Enriching Campus Life

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Las Candelas Volunteers Enriching Campus Life

Thanks to the generosity of the Las Candelas volunteer group, the youth at our El Nido residential campus celebrated the end of the school year with a tasty taco truck lunch on campus. Las Candelas members were on hand to help serve the meal and interact with the youth. After the much appreciated taco lunch each boy was given a Target Gift card. For over 65 years members of Las Candelas have given generously with both financial assistance and their talent and time to help enrich the lives of...

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